The Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS) is an Upstate New York consortium focusing on the demography and economics of aging, with Syracuse University as its hub and the Cornell Population Center and the School of Public Health of the University at Albany as its spokes. The overarching objective of the CAPS is to improve the health, well-being, and independence of older adults through research, training, and dissemination. CAPS is funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) P30 Demography and Economics of Aging Centers  program.  

CAPS research is characterized by two signature themes and three cross-cutting themes that directly address the goals and priority areas of NIA. The two signature themes are health and well-being and family and intergenerational supports. The three cross-cutting themes are: the role of policy, the importance of place, and the distinctive circumstances of specific populations, including populations defined by historical experiences (e.g., military veterans), geography (e.g., rural residents), health conditions (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease), or shared vulnerabilities (e.g., low socioeconomic status, racial/ethnic minority adults).  

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CAPS Seminar - Aliya Saperstein
Sep 09, 2022 at 12:00 PM

CAPS Conference - David Cutler
Oct 28, 2022 at 10:30 AM

CAPS Seminar - Taylor Hargrove
Nov 11, 2022 at 12:00 PM

CAPS Seminar - Courtney C. Coile
Dec 02, 2022 at 12:00 PM

CAPS/CPR Seminar: Atheendar Venkataramani
Jan 27, 2023 at 12:00 PM

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Lerner Center/CAPS Bulletins

Chances of Dying Young Differ Dramatically Across U.S. States
Nader Mehri and Jennifer Karas Montez

Resilience is Low among Both Military and Non-Military Populations with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Kelsey Roberts, Janet Wilmoth, and Shannon M. Monnat

Civil Rights, Firearm Safety, and Environmental Protection Policies Predict Better Health among U.S. Midlife Adults
Blakelee R. Kemp, Jacob M. Grumback, and Jennifer Karas Montez

COVID-19 Negatively Impacted Health and Social Relationships among Working-Age Adults with Disabilities
Claire Pendergrast and Shannon M. Monnat

Nine Ways Grandparenting is Changing with the COVID-19 Pandemic
Madonna Harrington Meyer

COVID-19 Has Reduced the Latino Mortality Advantage among Older Adults
Marc A. Garcia and Rogelio Saenz

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